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Half Term in London

fighting kidsIf you’re staying put this Half Term, there are tonnes of things to do around London. We always encourage our students and their parents to make the most of school holidays – often combining morning tutoring with a trip or visit in the afternoon. These are our top 3 ideas for places to go:

1. BP Family Festival, Tate Britain

The title for this year’s festival is Bring Your Tribe and the focus on connectivity and creativity is the perfect way to keep children engaged. Held in the stunning setting of the Tate Britain, the festival is easy to access via trains and tubes and it’s free to visit.

2. Storystock, Bush Theatre

Cleverly named Storystock features some of the biggest names in children’s literature including Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell alongside all time favourite Judith Kerr. A literary festival for children aged 2-13, this event will get your child’s imagination flowing in no time.

3. Giant Brick Animal Trail, London Wetland Centre

We LOVE Lego. It’s excellent for developing children’s fine motor skills, it encourages problem solving alongside creativity, and most importantly children love it too. Why not head down to London Wetland Centre in Barnes where there are lego workshops and a fun trail to follow.

Michaelmas Term

oxfordWhereas Back To School September already feels like months ago, it’s only now that some university students are returning to their studies. We are extremely proud of one of our Bright Star Tutoring students who will start her first Michaelmas Term at Oxford University this week.

The name Michaelmas is derived from the Feast of St Michael and All Angels, which falls on 29th September. Other universities in England which use the name Michaelmas term include University of Cambridge, Durham University, Kings College London and London School of Economics.

The Michaelmas Term ends on 17th December with the Christmas break. In January, Hilary Term will begin, followed by Trinity Term in the Summer months.